Chocolate Albizia Vase by Jon Ogata 9.5″H x 7.5″D $390


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Chocolate Albizia Vase by Jon Ogata 9.5″H x 7.5″D $390

Jon Ogata

Jon Ogata

About the Artist

Jon was born and raised in Waimea, Kauai, where his father spent a designing and building furniture from island Koa wood. And where hiking opportunities opened to him the beauty of nature in all its forms. His involvement in the arts began with photography in the 1970’s. Some of his photographs are marketed by the stock agency Photo Resource Hawaii. Jon took sculpting classes in the art community of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico in the summer of 2010. After that Jon became an enthusiastic wood artist.

He began to apply the knowledge and skill in artistic design that he learned from a wide variety of art classes. Including wood sculpting as well as a workshop with acclaimed photographer Ansel Adams. Attracted by a desire to expand his interest in wood sculpting and by the camaraderie of like minds, he became a member of Honolulu Woodturners. After seeing outstanding wood turnings produced by club members expressing the beautiful natural designs of wood grains, he quickly became inspired to become a wood turner himself. Jon remains amazed and entranced by the beauty of wood, much as his father was.

Chocolate Albizia or Albizia lebbeck

Albizia lebbeck is a species of Albizia, native to Indomalaya, New Guinea and Northern Australia and widely cultivated and naturalised in other tropical and subtropical regions. English names for it include lebbeck, lebbek tree, flea tree, frywood, koko and woman’s tongue tree. The latter name is a play on the sound the seeds make as they rattle inside the pods.

Mahalo for purchasing a beautiful wood piece from Nohea Gallery.
Enjoy, aloha!

The dimensions listed in the ‘additional information’ table includes packing for shipment.

Chocolate Albizia Vase by Jon Ogata 9.5″H x 7.5″D $390

Additional information

Weight 15 lbs
Dimensions 13.5 × 13.5 × 15.5 in

Honolulu, Hawaii (808) 596-0074